English glass punch bowl and cover c.1685 – £38,000 at Bonhams.

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It was one of 66 lots from the collection of the antiquarian Albert Hartshorne, best known for his ground-breaking reference book Old English Glasses, published in 1898.

Estimated at £10,000-15,000, it sold at £38,000 (plus 20/12% premium).

Overall, the 350-lot sale in Bond Street on December 15 made achieved a £491,000 total. A full report of this sale will feature in a future issue of ATG's printed newspaper.

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